Veteran rap artist, Ghetto the Plug is "Back 2 Work!" and still refusing to bow down. He continues to make music to appeal to the streets and is still pushing to “make the word ‘real’ mean something again”. Ghetto is returning stronger and more focused than ever as he continues to use his raw brand of realism to bring his music to the world.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 3. Ghetto grew up on Wildwood Ave., in the jungle of Akron. He was nick-named by younger kids in his neighborhood who would witness him sleeping on the porch after pulling all-nighters on the block. Ghetto’s past is what gives his music life, because he isn’t only giving his listeners the obvious “challenges of life on the street”, but his past and a part of himself in every line he creates.

In 2004, the rap game became an outlet for Ghetto. He decided that he had something to say to the streets that needed to be heard and he was determined to say it. Never bypassing an opportunity, his first major break was in 2007 with a Young Jeezy affiliate by the name of Blood Raw, when he was going hard with CTE. After collaborating on the track titled, “It’s Nothing”, Ghetto was approached by more opportunities to get his words to the streets. Collaborating with artists from Gorilla Zoe, to Blood Raw, and Princess of Crime Mob, Ghetto continued to make himself known to the streets and work his way to the top. Even without any major deals, and paying out of his own pocket, Ghetto continued to gain momentum working with other major artists such as Jackie O., DJ Kurupt, The Joker, Fiend, Bone Crusher, Murphy Lee, 2 Chainz, and many others.
 

Ghetto the Plug's newest single features Johnny Cinco and is a banging track produced by Cash Jordan titled "Back 2 Work". In this single Ghetto and Johnny Cinco deliver fire blazing lyrics serving the streets and making the blocks jump. This is only one of many as Ghetto is currently working on his new album, "Lord Forgive My Sins", which drops January 1, 2015. This is just the beginning of what is to come from this artist as Ghetto continues to stay focused and speak to the reality of streets through his music.



GhettoThePlug is #Flyah

 




Born in 1956, Joe started his life playing banjo and telling jokes at the age of six as a guest star on the Roy Rodgers Dale Evans television variety show on NBC. From there he went on to do spots on other shows shows working with Edgar Bergen, Dennis Day, Art Linkletter, Eddie Peabody and then went on to fame and fortune doing radio and television commercials "I want my Maypo!".

During his stint at Giannini Junior High school, he won an Epstien grant for classical piano - and picked up the bass during his time in junior high school and continued being a working musician, playing bass in the hotels and clubs around the bay area of San Francisco, and playing and recvording with musicians like Paul Horn and Eddie harris. He has been playing, recording and writing music ever since. After touring around the world and living in NYC, he has moved back to the bay area and now resides in Sonoma CA. where he enjoys taking care of dogs at his Doggie Bed and Breakfast.




Somebody Else’s Nightmare
Strength And Kindness
Review by Alex Henderson

Somebody Else’s Nightmare sounds like the name of a band that offers some type of very loud, edgy, brash, in-your-face rock: perhaps metal, perhaps industrial, perhaps punk, perhaps grunge.  But the Sonoma, California-based Somebody Else’s Nightmare don’t sound anything like that.  Strength and Kindness is not an album that is easy to pin down stylistically: this 52-minute CD doesn’t fit neatly into one particular category.  But if one had to have a brief description of what it is that they do, the most appropriate would be “an appealing mixture of fusion, post-bop, soft rock, adult contemporary and soul-jazz.”  A variety of direct or indirect influences assert themselves on this 2014 release, from Spyro Gyra, the Yellowjackets and McCoy Tyner to Paul Simon, Steely Dan and Michael Franks.  On the vocal offerings (which include “Destination Nowhere” and the melancholy “Lonely Town”), it is clear that they appreciate the hipper, more creative side of 1970s/early 1980s soft rock and adult contemporary.  “The Light Will Show the Way,” another vocal tune, combines jazzy alternative rap along the lines of Digable Planets, the Roots or Kuf Knotz with hints of vibist/singer Roy Ayers’ late 1970s/early 1980s recordings (which makes sense because many alternative rappers have sampled Ayers)
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Somebody Else’s Nightmare
Strength And Kindness
Review by The Grouch



This is a remarkably well made album by a group of very talented musicians.  My personal favorite track on the album is: Yard Full of Joes - first of all the drummer lays down a funky beat that is just odd enough to be confusing, but not so out there as to make my brain hurt.  Secondly the bass is just bad ass - then the horns come in and honest to God it blows my mind - I find myself grooving to what they are doing with a goofy smile on my face.
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Somebody Else’s Nightmare
Strength And Kindness
Review by Dan MacIntosh

Fortuitously, and also quite truthfully, CDbaby.com mentions Zawinul in its ‘Recommended if You Like’ section under Somebody Else’s Nightmare because a track called “Worker Bees” features a great Jaco Pastorius-like bass line – much like the sort he used to regularly contribute to the band Weather Report. (This, of course, was a Zawinul-led act). Strength and Kindness is a solid collection of jazz-fusion songs.
You usually think of electronic instrumentation when considering jazz-fusion music. However, this album’s title cut begins with an acoustic bass line, which is later joined by drums, then saxophone and piano. It’s a swinging, straight ahead jazz tune and quite likeable.

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Somebody Else's Nightmare is #Flyah

Debbie Williams is a singer/songwriter from Rochester, New York. Debbie received her degree from
SUNY Fredonia with a BFA in Musical Theatre, and a dance minor. After graduating she relocated to
New York City to pursue her dreams. Debbie has traveled throughout the world performing and can
more recently be seen playing the role of Summer in “How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song?”
The film won "Film of the Festival" at Raindance, and several other awards across the film festival
circuit. It is now featured on Amazon, iTunes, Walmart, and Netflix. Empire Magazine describes
Debbie's work in the film as "vivacious" and claims that " Schermann's quest for perfection would
fall flat without the beauty and soaring voice of Debbie Williams, who is destined for the top on the
basis of this thrilling performance." Debbie has been described as "having the power of Celine Dion,
the tone of Shania Twain and the sass of Alanis Morissette."
Debbie released her single "Unknown Entity" on August 6th, 2013 and released her debut EP on
Sept 18th, 2014 with a feature in the Country New and Noteworthy Section of iTunes. You can hear
her music on KGUP 106.5 FM Los Angeles, Women of Substance Radio,
ForTheCountryRecord.com, LimarStereo.com, The Hooda Highlife Show, LIVE365, Tunecore,
Noisetrade, Front Range Radio (Colorado), KMGC Radio The Roadhouse, BRCFP RAdio, Opus
Music Radio, and Skope Radio on SkopeMag.com. She has been featured recently on
ForTheCountryRecord.com, Music Inform, and is up for "Best Country Artist" in the Los Angeles
Artists in Music Awards. Debbie's mission as an artist is to bring truth and vulnerability to music in a
way that can affect our youth. She wants to be a role model as well as a leader to make a difference
in the world. Her music is so relatable and effective in a way that pulls the listener in and sparks
hope. She wants to help people discover that they aren't alone in life and there IS good in this world
and that we ARE the good if we let ourselves be. Debbie Williams strives to make a difference in
music and effect listeners with her powerful voice and emotionally direct style of writing as an artist. Contact the artist:
Artist Contact: debbieannsays@gmail.com, Debbie Williams Phone: 585-402-3928
Booking contact: bookings.debbiew@gmail.com, Billy Marshall Phone: 303-590-8912
Contact for fans: DebbieWilliamsOfficial@gmail.com
Twitter: Debbieannsays Facebook: www.facebook.com/DebbieWilliamspage
Website: www.DebbieWilliamsOfficial.com
EMPIRE MAGAZINE “VIVACIOUS AND DESTINED FOR THE TOP” ARTIST !
DEBBIE WILLIAMS !
RELEASES DEBUT EP !
FOR THIS WAR AND FOR THIS HOME ON 9/18 !
FEATURED AS AN iTUNES NEW AND NOTEWORTHY COUNTRY
ARTIST!
!!
“...the beauty and soaring voice of Debbie Williams is destined for the top on the basis of
this thrilling performance. ”
-David Parkinson, EMPIRE Magazine
Debbie Williams is VIVACIOUS" -David Parkinson, EMPIRE Magazine
“...the alluring Debbie Williams gives new life...”
- CALGARY FILM FESTIVAL
"Debbie Williams is a young, emotionally direct singer-songwriter with a powerful voice. "
-TIMEOUT NEW YORK
!
Debbie Williams released her debut EP on Sept. 18th along with a LIVE concert at New York City’s premier
destination for authentic Texas Barbecue and Country/American Roots music, HILL COUNTRY BARBECUE
MARKET.
The 7 track debut EP For This War and for This Home reflects the power of Celine Dion with the tone of Shania
Twain, and the sass of Alanis Morissette. Recorded in the heart of Brooklyn, NY at Wescott Studios with
producer Bryan Wescott Smith.
This EP features tracks like “Unknown Entity” described as “authentic americana/bluegrass,” by Sweet Rosie
Music, and
“Fight for Peace,” a song of hope for a younger generation, referred to as “bad-ass” by Will Griggs, Executive
Licensing Director of Songs 4 Screens and past Marketing Consultant for Warner Brothers Records.
Originally an artist from Rochester, NY, Debbie Williams has been performing around the world since the age of
eight. Her vocal qualities are inspired by Jennifer Nettles and Stevie Nicks with the writing styles of Kacey
Musgraves and Holly Williams.
!
Recently recognized for her role of Summer in the award winning indie movie musical “How Do You Write A Joe
Schermann Song.”
“Film of the Festival” - Raindance
!
Current airplay for Debbie’s music can be heard on KGUP 106.5 FM Los Angeles, Women of Substance Radio,
ForTheCountryRecord.com, LimarStereo.com, The Hooda Highlife Show, LIVE365, Tunecore, Noisetrade, Front
Range Radio (Colorado), KMGC Radio The Roadhouse, BRCFP Radio, Opus Music Radio, and Skope Radio on
SkopeMag.com. Debbie was featured in the top 20 indie artists and top 10 songs played on Women of
Substance Radio and is currently up for “Best Country Artist” for the Los Angeles Artists in Music Awards.
Shows are planned for 2014-2015
Debbie Williams on the web:
http://www.debbiewilliamsofficial.com/
https://www.facebook.com/debbiewilliamspage
https://twitter.com/debbieannsays
For more information about Debbie Williams, please contact
bookings.debbiew@gmail.com
or DebbieWilliamsOfficial@gmail.com

Debbie Willams is #Flyah





Little Roy, formerly known as Gemini 3rd Twin, now goes by just 3rd
Twin. Born Roy Moore III in Portland, OR. 3rd twin is a 20yr rap veteran
who has done it all from winning rap battles all across the country, to
being signed to a major label. 3rd Twin started writing raps at the
tender age of 12. He landed his first recording contract with DM
entertainment at the age of 14. Konflic his first group, was formed with
three other child hood friends. One of their first performances was at
Portland's second installment of its only local hip hop showcase PO
HOP2. Konflic by far were the youngest to hit the stage. From then on,
Konflic paved the way for the young mc's around town.
Over the years, 3rd Twin was known for his great talent, remarkable word
play and powerful punchlines. He quickly became very popular and known
as the hottest MC and best lyricist in Portland. With a captivating
stage presence to go along with his great talents 3rd twin burst on to
the Portland Hip Hop scene.
In 1999, 3rd Twin joined forces with another local rap group Pros and
Cons. This was an 8 member group bred out of the great Northwest.
Similar to New York's version of the WU-Tang Clan. Pros and Cons went on
to become Portland's highest selling rap group, selling well over 20,000
units between two albums. Between 2000-2002 Pros and Cons traveled
across the United States and on to Mexico showcasing their talents.
In 2003, 3rd Twin and two of his fellow group members from Pros and Cons
branched off to form a group called DNA (DeNied Access) and got their
big break signing to a major record label Bogata' Records/Universal. The
company owned and operated by 6-time NBA Allstar Jermaine O'neal. The
group eventually moved to Atlanta, GA where they began recording Their
first album. Unfortunately the hardships of being in the music business
prevented them from putting out an album.
In 2005 3rd Twin moved back to Portland and began working and recording
his first solo project. This classic album was never released due to a
burglary at the studio where he was recording and all his music was
stolen.
In 2008 3rd Twin then relocated to Las Vegas with his two fellow DNA
members where they formed the Label Wallstreet Records and began
recording in Las Vegas. It was there that he would cross paths with his
now Producer/Engineer Grammy winner Tiger Roberts who won a Grammy for
producing the Iconic Gladys Knight. 3rd Twin made a big buzz in Las
Vegas even getting the attention and eventually was offered a contract
from the Great Pound for Pound Champion Floyd Mayweather's record label
Philty Rich Records. After contract negotiations stalled 3rd twin
decided to take the Independent route and is now back with a vengeance
and ready to make his statement in the Hip Hop industry. His Latest
Single "future in ya stuntin" has the internet in a frenzy and the city
of Portland Highly anticipating his long over due solo album. In the
words of 3rd twin "there are no bests just favorites" so get ready
because he's shooting to be your favorite.

links:

        * www.3rdtwin.com [2]
        * http://www.facebook.com/roymoore3rd
        * http://www. [3]twitter.com/Gemini_3rd_Twin
        * http://www. [3]Instagram.com/Gemini_3rd_Tw
in

        * http://itunes.com/3rdtwin [4]
        * http://www. [3]soundcloud.com/3rdtwin12
        * http://youtube.com/3rdtwin12 [5]
        * http://www.thorncitysyndiacte.com [6]

Thorn City Syndicate

CONTACT

Na’eem Hall
Thorn City Syndicate
(877) 596-5248
info@thorncitysyndicate.com
www.thorncitysyndicate.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE MUSIC STORE 2 THE FUTURE

Art Deco Images/Thorn City Syndicate

Portland, Oregon 10/27/2014 — Art Deco Images [7] agrees to become
Thorn City Syndicates [8] exclusive advertising agency to promote the
brand and its artist like 3rd Twin through its brand new Music Store 2
The Future with its “Go Green” Point of Purchase Concepts through
the advancement and [7]acceleration of QR code technology placed within
Point of Purchase concepts and capabilities in a variety of styles of
technology. ATM video point of purchase ads, interactive video mirror
ads, taxi-screen ads, point of purchase t-shirts, sunglasses and more!
CEO of Art Deco Images Dorthea Curry-Mz Dolla Opportunity [9] is set to
become the next great big mogul in the music entertainment industry
changing the game with the Music Store 2 The Future. Over the weekend of
Oct. 16th-19th, Diddy organized the first-ever Revolt Music Conference
[10] at the Fontainbleau Miami Beach. Mz Dolla Opportunity was invited
to enter the NewMe Pitch Competiton, she unveiled the :” Got Game
Digital” Mun Ray Selling Shades. The conference brought together
titans of the music industry together for panels and music showcases
where guest could learn the ins and outs of the business.

Thorn City Syndicate [11]is a brand new artist management and music
production company based in Portland, Oregon. The company provides
personalized artist management services to local and blossoming musical
artists. The company takes an all-encompassing approach to its
management aspects, as it supervises the artists’ merchandise, and
promotional aspects to help put artists on the path to success. Thorn
City Syndicate began with an idea between two childhood best friends and
Grammy-Award winning engineer/producer. Na’eem Hall, Tiger Roberts,
and Roy Moore III, 3rd Twin [2] the first artist represented by Thorn
City Syndicate. 3rd Twin recently performed at King of Diamonds in
Miami, FL and the Jet Lounge [12]in Houston, TX. While in Houston 3rd
Twin was interviewed on the Life of a Go Getta show on TexasJams101.
Also interviewed by Jay Sharp on the Indie Evolution Online Radio [13]
in Las Vegas, NV, DJ Cisco Radio Network [14] in Brooklyn, NY and Psych
Word Radio Show WNHU 88.7fm [15]in New Haven, CT. 3rd Twin a 20yr rap
veteran and former member of the legendary local rap group Pros and Conz
an 8-member group similar to New York's version of the WU-Tang Clan.
Pros and Conz went on to become Portland's highest selling rap group,
selling over 20,000 units between two albums in 2000-2002. 3rd Twin has
a great write up in Virginia based Stardom101 magazine [16]. Been
featured on three nationally promoted mixtapes on DatPiff.com His latest
single “Knock it Out” [17]on the KOD Summer Jam 2014 Official
Mixtape [18], self-titled track “3rd” on the Twitter Beef Mixtape
[19] and the last track on YMCMB’s Young Money Unsigned Hype vol.10
[20]. Tiger Roberts [21] received a Grammy Award for best traditional
R&B album for his work with the Icon Gladys Knight. Thorn City Syndicate
[22] is owned and operated by Na'eem Hall. Mr. Hall has over 20 years of
experience within the entertainment industry, and is currently
responsible for the day- to-day operations of the business.
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http://youtu.be/UmZWGr7o2tA
http://3rdtwin.com/track/690361/indie-evolution-interview-las-vegas?autostart=true
http://3rdtwin.com/track/690376/dj-cisco-radio-interview-new-york-city?autostart=true
http://3rdtwin.com/track/690368/psychword-radio-interview-connecticut?autostart=true
http://www.stardom101mag.com/
http://3rdtwin.com/track/690349/knock-it-out-produced-by-dnyce-of-elite-producers-production-group?autostart=true
http://www.datpiff.com/KOD-DJS-Kod-Summerjam-2014-Official-Mixtape.628983.html
http://www.datpiff.com/Rich-Homie-Quan-Twitter-Beef-mixtape.616958.html
http://www.datpiff.com/Grind-Nation-ymcmb-Young-Money-Unsign-Hype-Vol-10-mixtape.642610.html
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/prxperts/2011/06/13/interview-with-grammy-award-winning-producer-tiger-roberts
http://www.thorncitysyndciate.com/

3rd Twin is #Flyah



Elizabeth Butler was that kid...the one locked away in her Savannah, Georgia bedroom as a teenager poring over the liner notes from Cat Stevens, Carole King, and Dan Fogelberg. She took in melody and song construction and lyrics while listening with the volume up way too loud. It is a fitting portrait of an artist that embraces every aspect of a music career with gusto, from writing, playing, recording, collaborating, and navigating the business. This holistic approach to her career shines brightly on Love and Loss and Stuff Like That, her first solo release.
Butler grew up steeped in a diversity of musical styles, from the Eddy Arnold records her dad loved to Tchaikovsky and Bernstein. She started playing guitar at age eleven, and began playing in church at age thirteen, eventually landing a job as a church musician in her teens. She began making homemade demos and sending them to A&R executives while still in high school. Keeping up with music while earning her nursing degree, she made her first professional demo when she was twenty-one. In 1999, she founded Running Home Records, her own label in Houston, Texas. She was also performing with Running Home, an American-country-jazz duo with Suzanne Comeaux Bucher that quickly garnered airplay and a fan base across the country. While she was raising her family, Butler also began to pursue film and television licensing opportunities as an alternative to the traditional musician's path of touring. Her compositions have been placed in the music library of The Discovery Channel, among others.
Butler is releasing her first solo album, Love and Loss and Stuff Like That, in early 2014. She describes the album as a scrapbook concept, as if the listener is taking pieces of an artist's journal and absorbing a life story in frames and vignettes. Part of the draw of the recording process for Butler hearkens back to those days in her bedroom as a teenager, enveloped in liner notes and absorbing songs through endless listens on the stereo. Butler calls her style a "smooth gumbo of sound", and the listener can easily pick out country, pop, jazz, and blues influences amidst an undeniably unique sound that is steeped in years of practice and stacks of vinyl. She co-produced Love and Loss and Stuff Like That with Troy Warren, Jr., a multi-instrumentalist who back-and-forths with Butler on everything from instrumentation to arrangement. To Butler, recording is the chance to let her compositions reflects life as a whole. "It's the juxtaposition of the big romantic swells with those small, intimate moments, and there is a craft to recording that." Ultimately, Love and Loss and Stuff Like That is Elizabeth Butler's message to the world that no one is alone in their journey, and whether it be finding love, navigating through a loss, or simply driving down the highway with the radio turned up, Butler is a willing and discerning companion. -Jana Pochop for Social Thinkery.com


 
Suburban Mom Indie Musicians Plot To Walk the Red Carpet at GRAMMY® and HMMA Music Awards
October 20, 2014

Do you have to be 19 and able to twerk in a bikini to receive recognition as a female musician these days?
Solveig Whittle and Elizabeth Butler are proof that you don’t. These two indie female songwriter-musicians from Seattle, Washington and Houston, Texas, were notified recently that they both have songs and albums up For Consideration in the 57th Grammys and nominated for the 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMAs). The Grammys will be awarded in February of next year, but the HMMAs will be awarded sooner, on November 4th, 2014 at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles.
The two women have been strategizing for months and working together to promote their new music in an industry in which it is notoriously hard to stand out – and one that also tends to favor younger artists. They remain undaunted, however, and now their musical and co-promotional partnership created some very visible results such as their Grammy and HMMA nominations.
Like many indie musicians, Whittle and Butler have been hobbyist musicians their whole lives. Only within the last few years have they gotten serious about putting resources and time into pushing their individual music careers forward. By sharing information with each other and honing both their musical and promotional skills, they have proved that collaboration is the new route to success in the music business.
Both Whittle and Butler released new albums this fall. Whittle’s is entitled Fire and Other Playthings, and Butler’s is Love & Loss & Stuff Like That. Both artists are on the first round 57thGrammy ballots in Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Album categories. The two albums share a theme of empowerment, something both women have experienced as individuals in recent years and want to pass on to others through their music.
“I submitted my song, A1A (Settin’ Myself Free) for the HMMAs in December of 2013, and was thrilled when I heard it had been nominated for Best Americana Song, “ said Butler. “It’s an anthem for anyone going through a change, and I think it’s struck a chord with a lot of people. Fans really seem to resonate with the subject matter. It’s a little bit Thelma and Louise.”
“Elizabeth and I have been collaborating for over two years now. I was a little hesitant, but Elizabeth encouraged me to submit my work to both the Grammys and the HMMAs,” said Whittle, “The HMMA nomination is my first music award nomination ever, and I plan to make the most of the experience. Would I like to win? Sure, but just being nominated and attending the HMMAs with Elizabeth is going to be a great experience.”
Both Whittle and Butler are typical indie musicians: they also have day jobs. Creating and promoting their music is something that keeps them busy late into the night and on weekends. Butler is a registered nurse at a Houston-area hospital, and Whittle is a social media instructor at the University of Washington.
The two women met two years ago through Twitter and Soundcloud. Friendship and professional musical collaboration quickly blossomed via email, text, social media, and the cloud. Whittle was soon providing backup vocals for Butler, and then Butler flew to Seattle to attend Whittle’s 2013 CD release party for a prior album. Whittle subsequently traveled southeast in January 2014 to participate in the filming of Butler’s music video for A1A (Settin’ Myself Free). During that visit, the two began co-writing the lyrics to Light The Fire, which they finished through long-distance collaboration online over the summer. Light The Fire was released on both of their CDs (on Butler’s as a bonus track), and is one of the songs up for consideration for a Grammy.
“When we met, we realized we shared so many life experiences and values – even though we come from different parts of the country and backgrounds. We have a pack of children between us who are adults now. The bottom line is: we’ve been daughters, we’ve been moms, we’ ve been wives. We’ve launched a thousand ships, so to speak. Now it’s our turn. Our musical and personal friendship has given us the support - and that extra push - to pursue our own creative ambitions at this stage in our lives,” said Whittle.
Like Butler’s song A1A (Settin’ Myself Free), Whittle says the lyrics to her song Light The Fire speak to the lightning strike of revelation and transformation that many people feel as they get older, and realize that the clock is ticking but there are still creative things they want to do in their lives. Coming from a background in high tech marketing and business, it took Whittle many years to realize that what she really loved most was writing and singing songs, as she had in college. After that epiphany, she decided to get serious about her music because it meant much more to her than a hobby.
“For every person out there who dreams of releasing their CD, writing their novel, creating that art piece, or making that indie film - just remember that it gets easier after the kids are grown,” said Butler. “Don’t give up on your dreams – we all have so much life experience to share. You can absolutely do it!”
Watch Elizabeth Butler’s music video A1A (Settin’ Myself Free) on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAFpXqUsFcE
Her latest album, Love, Loss and Stuff Like That, is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and all major music outlets. Website http://www.EButlerMusic.com For booking, licensing, or press, contact Elizabeth Butler at runninghomerecords@gmail.com

Watch Solveig & Stevie’s music video Light The Fire on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M4OldmcXcY
Her latest album, Fire and Other Playthings, is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and all major music outlets. Website http://solveigandstevie.com For booking, licensing, or press, contact Solveig Whittle at 206-619-0646 or solveig@solveigwhittle.com


Elizabeth Butler is #Flyah



The first album Daina produced from her vintage catalogue, Daina and the Tribe LIVE at "Soundscape" with Jeremy Steig and "CBGB's" power trio, is in the artist spotlight for the 13th annual IMA music awards after having been reviewed by their judges in the LIVE performance category. You can go to this site http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/2014 and look for her picture (in the cowboy hat)as leader of the band with the questionaire, BIO and link to other Daina and the Tribe sites. She is thrilled by this recognition and as this link will always be functional these shows will stay preserved."Voodoo Queen" a song she wrote with co-author Jeremy Steig has been accepted into the geneome project of PANDORA. "Cruise Control" also co-authored with Jeremy Steig and my own song "Sex Goddess" sole author, have been climbing the charts in coast2coast mix tapes and fm radio. We are no.1 on the reverbnation local jazz charts, 73 on the nationals and under 100 Global and a wonderful family of musicians have accepted me on their acclaimed websitehttp://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com/profile/DainaElizabethShukis
  Daina Shukis received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance/Drama from New York University as well as studying voice and specialized in writing her own musical and vocal accompaniment for her choreography. As a dance accompanist at Skidmore College, Daina choreographed and wrote music for their dance group, as well as studied piano with Impressionist specialist Professor Housman and later with Julia Ryauskas in New Jersey. She brought the Skidmore dance group to her Alma Mater Emma Willard School. She directed the production of the William Butler Yeats play "Only Jealousy of Emer " at Skidmore, where she met Don Alias, Gene Perla and Jeremy Steig when they performed with Elvin Jones at a concert. These friendships lasted many years and their support of her music and dancing career influenced  the albums and videos presented on this website.
    You may remember Stuart Klines View of Culture in his New York City News cast. Daina can be seen dancing at the Port Said where she was house dancer for many years. Prior she danced at the Egyptian Gardens and later other notable clubs in the New York area as well as Ft. Lauderdale and the West Coast. These clubs brought the best musicians from the Middle East to perform in New York and her love of Greek, Turkish and Arabic music shows in some of her writing and performances. She also had a great love for the art of ballet and took class regularly at the American Ballet Center in New York City and studied with Mellisa Hayden, Ola Fatum and Elizabeth Carrol at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. She studied Baharata Natyam with Sukanya the daughter of the famed Indian dancer Indrani,  African Dancing with the great performer and teacher Chuck Davis, Modern dance with Paul Sanasardo, Arlene Laube and Stuart Hodes. Her choreographic piece danced to her own music and the improvisation of Jeremy Steig and Eddie Gomez, "Tlalocs Forest, Cocoon into Butterfly" was shown on cable TV on occasion.
    Daina has sung for "Sesame Street" animations for children's television and performed for many years with her own band "Daina and the Tribe" in the New York City area at such notable clubs as the Bottom Line (opening for James Cotton), The Lone Star (opening for Jaco Pastorious), CBGB's and many others. Her song "Long John Silver" was incorporated into a play at the La Mama theatre in which Daina had a role as "Baby Doll"and choreographed the presentation. The Villager newspaper stated " Great Double Bill at La Mama". She was assaulted and severely injured and was not able to continue her career. On the road to recovery she is still composing and more recently performed her one woman 3 1/2 hr Patsy Cline tribute with originals on guitar and piano at the end of every set. She has produced 4 albums from her vintage catalogues, one instrumental album, "Mystic Rendezvous" instrumental Daina and the Tribe, on which Daina plays impressionist compositions on synthesizer. New material is in the works for the late fall. On a recently released album "Dance Of the Spirits, Daina's Tribe" are  live audio recordings of the exciting singers Judy Niemack and Carolyn Coppolla who performed with Daina and the Tribe on occasion. More to come.
http://www.jazzrockndance.com

Daina Shukis is #Flyah


 




Justinas Stanislovaitis founded Alive Way in 2009 Lithuania. The band’s premiere live performance was at Roko Naktys and since then band members had changed to better more suited individuals that had like minded goals. Alive Way became a 3-member band which consist of Justinas Stanislovaitis (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Kristina Jure (Vocals) and Martynas Vaicekauskas (keyboards). This dynamic trio began performing at large national venues such as festivals and the like. The one performance that changed the direction of this band was the when they attended an international song contest called Eurovision 2012 which was televised nationally. This contest changed their future. One single “Amazed by You” was played at almost all national radio stations. Their incredible sound was the hit of Europe and Alive Way was on the road to success. Alive Way’s songs are biographical and autobiographical, all told with a great rock sound to please audiences from all over the world. After all, when artists such as Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi and Aerosmith influence you, you know the audience will listen. That hot rockin’ sound carries a beat like no other. Alive Way has taken the reigns and has brought rock to the next level. In 2012 January Alive Way announced the release of their new single "Slipped Away". This song is significant as it reflects emotion of a true story, about love that got away. This song has a mid-tempo rock beat with an edgy rock guitar sound. The drums maintain the heart beat of the song, the lyrics are profound and the vocals deliver the storyline to perfection. "Slipped Away" is a great melodic rock song arranged and performed to capture the audience’s attention. Alive Way opened for Royal Hunt. They have also received semi-final status at the Eurovision 2012. They received an award for the best singing and guest choice award at festival cia ir dabar and best guitar award at Grock. “We are doing the best for our audience. We put all our hearts into our music, so it’s true music and true emotions which encourages people to act selfless, cherish their memories and to pursue their dreams.” In 2013 Alive Way released third digital album "Summer Came Along" which rapidly climbed on local and international radio charts. Not so long ago since the last release, Alive Way released Christmas themed E.P Footprints in the Snow and a single Christmas Time which became national Christmas hit song and an international message to the world spreading the Christmas Spirit across the globe. In 2014 Alive Way released a compilation album "Popular Hits" featuring all songs which recieved most radio air time. After this long Journey only three members remained in Alive Way, but they never stopped their work and now, new album "Starlight" has been released with title song topping national and international radio charts. In the end of 2014 new album "Every Hour" featuring few songs in Lithuanian language and top single Take Me Down has been released. 





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Jason Blackwood now known to the music world as Underdog, Jason has been in the game for years, with over 350 shows to his credit and a street rep that is second to none. This clever wordsmith/storyteller has the ability to captivate people, having them hangingoff his every word. His music is influenced by artists such as 2Pac, Eminem,Notorious B.I.G., Jada Kiss, 50 Cent, The Game, RedMan, MethodMan, LL.Cool J, Naughty By Nature, Black Sheep, And N.W.A. His Track "Every Dog Has His Day" Will be featured on Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Vol. 275 It received the most votes overall and was the #1 Trending Track 2 days in a row. It's Currently Being played on Coast 2 Coast Radio , Home Team Radio , 2 Loco Radio and Jango. Also His Remix to "Written In The Stars" Will Be Featured On A Soundtrack For An Up and coming DVD Documentary Called THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY ABOUT THE INDIE MUSIC SCENE. His early and profound interest in music can surely be attributed to his own roots, Jason is son to multi-awardwinning Roots Reggae artist Errol Blackwood. Much like his father has done in his own genre, Jason plans to leave his own legacy in the hip hop world. 
http://www.reverbnation.com/Newbreed4life
https://www.facebook.com/Underdog905
https://twitter.com/Underdog905
https://www.youtube.com/underdognewbreed
https://soundcloud.com/underdog905






Underdog is #FLYAH


 Trillium Vein


Recording Artist Trillium Vein (Natalie Paige Bentley) based out of Philadelphia, PA, is truly a unique one of a kind artist, combining her music into a multimedia experience for fans. Her haunting voice and spellbinding lyrics paint an extraordinary picture for listeners to drive into her mesmerizing world head on. Trillium Vein’s brand new album, “Planet Trillium” is now out everywhere including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and SingerSongwriter.FM’s album tip of the month tip on rotation.
“Planet Trillium” is a brilliant masterpiece of alternative rock, symphonic orchestration, and Trillium Vein’s signature enchantingly haunted vocals, produced by Kevin Wesley Williams & Natalie Paige Bentley. Trillium Vein’s 2012 EP release “Once Upon a Time” was packaged with a 40 minute featurette film, her award winning storybook and an award winning interactive website for fans. Trillium Vein’s music has streamed on multiple web outlets including Jannus Live Music Channel & Women of Substance Radio. Her award winning music videos have been on rotation with MTV2, MTV.com, MTVHive.com & Fuse.tv. Trillium Vein's award winning "Once Upon A Time" EP was truly a one of a kind, unique fresh take on a concept album which completely embodied an entertainment suite created to take people on a musical journey. Trillium Vein was awarded Domtar's Award of Excellence 2013 and ForeWords Multimedia Book of the Year 2013 for her "Once Upon a Time" album release. 

Before Trillium Vein, Bentley, established herself as an award winning actress, filmmaker, writer, director and producer of numerous independent productions. Meanwhile, Bentley has scored music for other independent productions, and has directed and produced numerous award-winning music videos for various artists under her production company including
her continued work for various charitable organizations supporting the works of the late Nikola Tesla in which she was awarded the 2012 Tesla Spirit Presidents Award from the Nikola Tesla Foundation.
 

Trillium Vein is the Artist of The Month:

Ricardo Billings a.k.a Rik Billz a Detroit, Michigan native known 
for his MOTIVATING, AMPED UP, and BANGING word playing 
rap lyrics always leaves a lasting impression on his listeners. 
Originally a top rated high school basketball recruit out of 
Detroit and runner up for Michigan’s Mr. Basketball, in 2006 
Billings attended Ohio State University on a full ride scholarship 
as one of the nation’s top rated recruits. During his time at 
Ohio State, Billings found his passion for writing rap lyrics and 
spending a few hours on and off in the universities recording 
studios making songs for his team’s pregame warm up routines. 
After a catastrophic and sudden knee injury that almost ended 
his career in his sophomore year, Ricardo transferred to 
Oakland University for a new start in basketball and to finish 
college. After graduating, Ricardo determined that his next 
move would be to work as a youth officer where he currently 
helps Detroit’s troubled youth. 
In the mist of earning an honest living, Billings is now picking up 
where he left off in his love for writing music. With his stage 
name of “RIK BILLZ”, he has teamed up with TrakWave 
Entertainment and is now putting the hard work and dedication 
to seeing his dream come true of someday becoming a premier 
rap artist.

Rik Billz is #Flyah





DAVID PAUL MESLER
VOCALIST * PIANIST * SONGWRITER
PLAYED FOR: Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush, Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, Steven Spielberg, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Harrison Ford, Julie Harris, Tom Brokaw, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Gene Kelly, Dudley Moore, The Brat Pack, governors from across the country (staff and casts of) Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Living Single, Dynasty, WKRP In Cincinnati, Good Times, The Jeffersons, Different Strokes, Love American Style, Laugh-In, The Beverly Hillbillies, Gilligan's Island, Bewitched

ON SAME BILL AS: Diane Schuur, Dr. John, The Manhattan Transfer, Harry Belafonte, Jackie Evancho, Diahann Carroll, Burt Bacharach, Lionel Richie, Debbie Gibson, Dinah Shore, Andy Williams, Skitch Henderson, Philip Glass, Lyle Lovett, Bruce Hornsby, The Jackson 5, Sister Sledge, Barry Manilow, New York City Opera, X, Psychic TV, Nick Cave, Lydia Lunch, Jane's Addiction, Butthole Surfers, Julian Cope, Bob Hope, Victoria Jackson, Harvey Feinstein, Art Linklater, Senor Wences, Bob Eubanks, Garrison Keillor, Penn & Teller, The Capitol Steps, magicians from around the world, the Broadway casts of Phantom Of The Opera and Wicked

FILMS: The Blind Side, Warm Bodies, Atlas Shrugged, Furry Vengeance, The Wrong Guy, Battlefield Earth, Eloise At The Plaza, Eloise At Christmastime, First Daughter, King Arthur, Sea Of Dreams, Finding Home, Dennis The Menace Strikes Again, The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, The Grudge 2 (with) Sandra Bullock, John Travolta, Julie Andrews, John Malkovich, Brendan Fraser, Forest Whitaker, Kathy Bates, Michael Keaton, Brooke Shields, Dick Van Dyke, Tim McGraw, Genevieve Bujold, Louise Fletcher, Sonia Braga, Katie Holmes, Clive Owens, Kids In The Hall (composers) Carter Burwell, Michael Kamen, Christopher Young, Graeme Revell, Bruce Broughton, Cliff Eidelman, Luis Bacalov, Elia Cmiral, Joseph Conlan, Lawrence Shragge, Marco Beltrami (sessions for) Disney, Warner Brothers, MGM, Touchstone, New Line Pictures, Handmade Films, ABC, Lions Gate Entertainment, Summit Entertainment, Alcon Entertainment, Del Mar Films, Success Films, Clear Star Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures

TELEVISION: Days Of Our Lives, The Miracle Strip, The Seattle-Tacoma Interurban Railway, Pioneers In Aviation, Sun Microsystems, The Day Elvis Met Nixon, The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (for) NBC, PBS, KCTS, Seattle Channel

ALBUMS: In Spiritu I, II, & III, The Balladeer, Pacific Sailings, The Beautiful, The Dream Journal Murders, The Blue Diary, I Hear America Singing, Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5, Celebrating Gershwin, Vol. 1 & 2, Celebrating Ellington, Moonsongs, Just A Lucky So And So, Cloudburst, Circus!, Melodrama!, Vaudeville!, Mystery!

MAJOR WORKS: (orchestral and choral) The March Macabre, The Breakfast Table, Blue Nocturne, Psalm 23 (songbooks) D.H. Lawrence, Walt Whitman, Carl Sandburg, Emily Dickinson, e.e. cummings, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Ogden Nash, James Thurber, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Theodore Roethke, Raymond Carver (musicals and dance theater) Only A Dream Away, Sometime's It's Magic, Gaping Generations And Gunshot Wounds, Blue Nocturne, The Ballad Of Nomad Blue

DAVID'S THANKS GO OUT TO: Family and friends for their understanding, love and support; teachers and mentors for their inspiring influences; favorite composers and musicians for their endlessly intriguing body of work; and students and colleagues at SCC.

DAVID'S SPECIAL THANKS GO OUT TO: Jocelyne Scott, Nathan Scott, Nicholas Scott, John Sundsten, Jim Hopkins, Kenneth Ernst, Barbara Moneymaker, Morton Lauridsen, Elmer Bernstein, Christopher Young, Buddy Baker, Jerry Goldsmith, Milt Larsen, Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman, Jan MacDonald, Troy Skubitz, Annemarie Guzy, Gerard Schwarz, Samuel Jones, Larry Feder, Linda Bonomi, Kit Herrod, Shelley Kuni, Jared Erlandson, Jan Oppelaar, Rosetta Hunter, Brian Kirk, Jim Cauter, Anthony Spain, Audrey Wright, Karen Rice, Julie Reed, George Shangrow, Scott Spain, David Harrington, Alan and Hinako Hovhaness, David Sabee, Simon James, Michael Nicolella, Ellen Finn, Mike Dennis, Barbara Hume, Kelly Hume, Pip McCaslin, Julia, Dan, Gary, and Scott, and SMPTV friends from USC.

David Paul is #Flyah




Lorenzo Hamlin was born on August 24,1979 in Newark,
New Jersey. He was the third child out of the five children, his
mother Elizabeth Hamlin gave birth to. while Growing up in
Newark it wasn't easy for Lorenzo, he faced his own share of
life's trials and tribulations as a kid. Due to the
separation and ongoing problems with his parents, at age 8
Lorenzo and his siblings had to relocate to New York City,
in Far Rockaway,Queens. It was there, he resided with his
aunt, uncle, cousins, and all of his siblings. Trying to
adjust himself to a new environment every day, he made
friends quite easy, but had problems staying out of trouble.
Lorenzo was dealing with alot of personal issues and
emotional anger for years, while living there growing up,
which made his aunt and uncle agree to send him to
Baltimore, Maryland. Making his way to Baltimore, he began
living there in a home with his aunt and three cousins. At
age eleven Lorenzo started writing lyrics, being inspired by
rappers like Special Ed, Krs 1, Chuck D and Will Smith.
Living away from his brothers and sisters for a few years,
Lorenzo began to miss the enjoyment he used to have, being
around them. So at age sixteen, he decided with his aunt, to
arrange for him to move back to New York City, where he can
once again be united with his siblings. Upon his trip back
to New York, he was determined to better himself and start
reaching all his dreams and goals. Living in the basement
with his aunt, brother and cousin, Lorenzo still knew he
would face alot of hard times ahead. His older brother Fred
Hamlin, became a very motivational person in his life, while
he continued to grow up living there. Though Lorenzo was
exposed to drugs, gangs, and violence, he kept seeking for a
way out and to better his surroundings. By age 20, Lorenzo
took writing songs more seriously and wanted to take it to
the next level. He then began writing notebooks filled with
violent lyrics daily, while showcasing his talents in
different areas in Queens on the streets where he lived.
While refining his talent, his life started to take another
direction for the better. Lorenzo wrote a positive song that
touched him deeply on the inside, it was a song he never
thought he had in him. This song was called "Jesus", it
explains how the devil came to this earth and why you should
call on Jesus in times of trouble. Lorenzo then felt it was
time for a change and that writing positive songs would be
his new direction and goal, that was around the time he
changed his name from "The Hood Assassin" to "The Purpose".
Times have changed since then, Lorenzo chose to move again
to Brooklyn, East New York, where his father, Lorenzo Turner
resided. Uniting with his father once again from years of
absence, he began to build a better relationship with him,
while living there. Having his mind made up, he still was on
a positive path and motivated to make great music every day
he could. Being influenced by artists like Nas, Common,
Kanye West, he started focusing on taking christian rap to a
whole new different level. Realizing that this was going to
be his purpose, he then changed his name to the "UniversaL
Disciple" which has become the standard name he uses to this
day. Starting out from MySpace he began exploding across the
internet, popping up on sites like Facebook, Blackplanet,
Reverbnation, Ourstage, etc. Making his presence known
everywhere he can, his journey is still beginning and it's
far from over until he reaches his destination, and that's
to the top of the ladder.

Universal Disciple is #Flyah

N.B. Artist Bio:
N.B. Press PhotoN.B short for Norris Bennett, aka N.B the Rapper/Sanger Dude, was born in Douglas, GA. He has Quickly became a man on a mission, to be heard, seen and taken seriously in the music industry. His sights are set out on mastering his singing and rapping talents and becoming a marketable source of entertainment.
While T.I, Ludacris, R. Kelly, Musiq, Soul child, T-Pain, & Usher are just a few of his influences, N.B strives to be different and stand out as an Entertainer and continues to grow and develop his talents. In 2010 he made moved to Florida, which proved to be a good career move, he begin doing shows in Orlando and Daytona, radio interviews, mixtapes, magazines, and even made his acting debut on TruTv's South Beach




N.B. Fills Everyone’s Empties with “Drinks on Me”
The ‘Rapper-Sanger’ is back with an intense yet delicious banger made from his own recipe of r&b and rap… and radio’s drinking it up.

“A more original sound than most – It’s rare. Keep it up." - Eruption Productions
(LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA) September 30th, 2014 – N.B. “The Rapper Sanger” is back! This time he's mixed together an intense, delicious ‘banger’ with his new single, “Drinks on Me.” His recipe is simple; take a combo of r&b and rap and add a splash of hip-hop. Then, you simply top it off with some smooth, southern swag. N.B. always serves it chilled to the ladies, but he’s filling up everyone’s empties with “Drinks on Me.”
N.B.'s N.B. is an award-winning musician and a man of many talents. Over the last decade in the industry, he’s worked to perfect his skillset to include everything from audio engineering and production all the way to on-screen acting in popular television shows. His musical accolades include charting at number six internationally in 2010 with his single, “Shawty What it Do.”
Within "Drinks on Me," N.B. displays his uncanny ability to create a uniquely stylistic collision of hip-hop and r&b – all wrapped into an addictive melody. He elaborates, “The creative objective in this song was to show my fun-loving personality. It’s an uplifting party song because my glass is always half full... it’s my mantra.” The composition is penned by N.B. and he also co-produced the track with the talented Alejandro Beatz. The highly-anticipated video for “Drinks on Me” is slated for release in October.
Radio stations such as Winter Park’s 91.5FM and The Edge 88.7FM in the U.S.A. are already slamming down rounds of “Drinks on Me.” In addition, the track is also getting a foothold in Asia and Europe as well – in rotation on stations such as Milan, Italy’s 96.5FM. While N.B. feels he is a blend of T.I., R. Kelly and T.Pain, he’s never boxed himself into any one style. Maybe ‘N.B.’ really stands for “never boxed” rather than Norris Bennett? Just as N.B. says, “This single isn't the typical lyrically-limp liquor. This is from the top shelf, so pour a glass … the 'Drinks on Me.'"
CONTACT
Artist N.B.
(954) 494-1569 (Tel)



N.B is #FLYAH






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